Delving into the heart of political conflict, religious fanaticism and terrorism in Kashmir, this daring politico-social movie revolves around the struggles of Roja, an innocent village girl from Tamil Nadu.
Her most ardent prayer that the sophisticated, city-bred handsome young man coming to see her sister will be her future brother-in-law, boomerangs on her, when he openly announces his wish to marry her, instead of her sister. Under strained circumstances, she is forced to marry him, and is extremely unhappy about it.
However, after she discovers that his reasons were perfectly valid, the newly married couple gradually fall in love. Rishi, who works for the Indian Government, is instructed to go to the troubled state of Kashmir on a classified mission. Roja also goes along.
Then her innocent world is shattered when Rishi is abducted and held for ransom by a group of jihadist militants who want an independent Kashmir and the release of a terrorist held by the Indian military forces. Will the passionate appeal of this young woman move cold and ruthless military and politician's hearts and minds?
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The film's successful and acclaimed score and soundtrack were composed by A. R. Rahman, who debuted in Tamil as a music director with this film. He won the National Film Award for Best Music Direction, Filmfare Award for Best Music Director - Tamil and the Tamil Nadu State Film Award for Best Music Director for his work in his debut film. This soundtrack is among the "10 Best Soundtracks" of all time listed by TIME magazine, issued in 2005. Read More